Shebra E. Holmes


Shebra E Holmes, age 97, of Topeka, Kansas, The Matriarch of our family received her wings on Friday, November 3rd, 2023, at 11:10pm due to natural causes.

Shebra was born on January 30th, 1926, to Samuel and Estella Horne. Her spunk, friendly personality, beautiful penmanship, and smile will always be remembered. She was a member of the Mothers Board at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Colored Woman’s Club, and an active Foster Parent at KNI.

She worked at Topeka State Hospital, The Menninger Foundation, and The Boys Industrial School. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Estella Horne; her husband, Frank Holmes; daughter, Beverly Patterson; and siblings, Ferdinand, Lee Wilde, Catherine, Lofton, Marietta, Pearlee, Leo, & Geneva.

She is survived by children, James Donnelly Jr. and Saundra Donnelley; grandchildren, Sean Jones, Leanna Donnelly, Theodore Shedd ll, and Nikole Patterson; loving nieces Connie, Stephanie, Doris, and Marietta; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

The last years of her life were spent peacefully in the care of her daughter, Saundra; grandson, Theodore; and granddaughter, Nikole in Columbus, Ohio.

Visitation 1pm and Funeral 2pm Thursday November 9, 2023 at Marlan Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East 5456 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio. A viewing will take place in Topeka, KS at Bowser & Johnson Funeral Home on Saturday November 11, 2023 from 9am-10am followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 11am.

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  1. Patricia Kay Clark

    To the family of Shebra Holmes, my deepest condolences to all. I have some fond memories of Shebra and with her niece Connie and the time we spent together. She will truly be missed. May God grant you peace and strength as you go through this most difficult time. May Shebra rest in peace. Forbes – Clark family. (Kay).

  2. Prayers and Hugs and Peace be to you and the family.

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